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The Community of the College of Justice: Edinburgh and the Court of Session, 1687 –1808

John Finlay


This book is an analysis of those who worked in the Court of Session, Scotland's central civil court, during the eighteenth century. It looks at the activities of the highest members of what was the College of Justice, the judges and the advocates, whose arguments and decisions guided the development of Scots law, as well as the macers, clerks, keepers and agents whose roles were vital in allowing the court to deal with its business. The Court of Session had a central place in Edinburgh and its members were drawn from across Scotland. It was the professional milieu of men of the calibre of Lor ... More

Keywords: Lawyers, Judges, Scotland, Court of Session, Edinburgh, Enlightenment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780748645770
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645770.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Finlay, author